Mr. Bingley thought her quite beautiful, and danced with her twice! Only think of that, my dear; he actually danced with her twice! and she was the only creature in the room that he asked a second time…I am quite delighted with him. He is so excessively handsome!
– Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3. Mrs. Bennet’s first impressions of Charles Bingley couldn’t be more positive. She has had her eye on him as a potential husband for one of her five daughters, so is delighted at the attention Bingley shows to daughter Jane at the Meryton ball.